About the Book:”In the pages of this book, the art and the miracle of wine, coupled with the vivid biblical imagery of the vineyard, open a lens onto God s abundant grace, and, in turn, onto our lives as disciples that we might fully savor God’s blessings and serve those around us with great joy. Open this book and let the rich message of the goodness of God pour over you and into your life.” – Amazon.com
Phone Tree Review: As appealing as the most luscious of grapes, Wine and the WORD:Savor & Serve was a delightful blend of the sweet and the succulent. With beautifully penned words, meaningful quotes, Scriptural references and thoughtful vignettes, author Kurt Senske did an excellent job of leading me down a metaphorical path, comparing wine and the Word of God. His words invited me to look at the significance, history, and importance of the special “nectar of gods.” Additionally, his writing did much to influence a deeper level of thinking as it relates to my Christian life experience.
“By drinking deeply of God’s wisdom, commands and promises, we taste and see that the Lord is good, that he satisfies our deepest needs and that our reverence for him is indeed the beginning of wisdom.”
“There are times our lives, like an improperly poured glass of wine, lack integration and balance.”
“As a fine wine distinguishes itself from the not-so-fine bottles, we are called on to declare by our words and deeds that we are distinct among the crowd.”
“God’s love knows no bounds. He has given us fruitful terroir, a landscape that has been shaped by a history of sins forgiven and promises fulfilled. We blossom, not under the hand of an inattentive vinedresser, but under the caress of One who knows us intimately.”
“…the nectar of God’s Word – that which we read, we hear and we ingest at the Table of our Lord.”
“Reading the Bible is like drinking deeply of an exquisite wine.”
“Living the Christ-filled life is to be intoxicated with the Gospel.”
Favorite Chapters: Chapter 4 (What is Your Varietal Character?); Chapter 5 (Integration as a Strategy for Living); Chapter 17 (To Our Health!); Chapter 18 (Suffering and the Vine); Chapter 19 (The LORD’s Supper)
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Audience: This book will likely appeal to a select group. With that said, however, I do believe that individuals who are open to comparative considerations will gain an appreciation for the tasty symbolism that Senske is pouring forth through his words.
Disclosure: I received this book free from Shelton Interactive in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The words I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”